Origin of barf
Related Words for barfspew, hurl, gag, regurgitate, heave, retch, upchuck, barf, chunder, disgorge, puke, vomit, ralph
Examples from the Web for barf
Historical Examples of barf
"I ain't had a barf since Gravesend," said Dickie, and flushed at the indiscretion.Harding's luck
E. [Edith] Nesbit
Barf Latrigg was sixty then, turning a bit gray, but able to shear with any man they could put against him.
Yes, yes; Barf is as happy as a boy now, but I remember when he was back-set and fore-set with trouble.
Barf's married daughters had their portions long ago, but he left each of them three hundred pounds as a good-will token.
Barf had lost his sight when I got there; but he knew my voice, and he asked me to lay my face against his face.
- to vomit
- the act of vomiting
- the matter ejected in vomiting
Word Origin for barf
"to vomit or retch,"1960, American English slang, probably imitative. Related: Barfed; barfing. As a noun, from 1966. Barf bag "air sickness pouch" attested from 1966.